Pinnstars Pinned Back
Braces for Alfie and Chris.
We have played Pinnstars three times in a 5 a-side format and lost all three by one goal, 1-2, 2-3 & 4-5.
Goals - 2 Chris, 2 Alfie & Riley
Early on Chris hit the crossbar from close range, before Alfie scored a goal that was all his own work, tackling to win the ball dribbling then converting 1-0. Alfie was also involved in our second goal, passing to Riley who scored, 2-0. Chris then had to tackle Jahan in their area before scoring in off the post, 3-0. Following a good dribble, Brihad was tripped in the box, but gamely stayed on his feet and so didn't get the penalty he probably deserved. Pinnstars then pulled a goal back with a good dribble and a smart finish, Half Time 3-1
The second half started slowly, but in the final quarter Chris added his second with a right footer from distance, 4-1. Pinnstars then broke away to make it 4-2. Riley was then tripped in the box, penalty, he took it himself, but rushed and put it wide to the left of the goal. Riley claimed an assist when he set Alfie up for a hard lo drive into the bottom right corner, 5-2. Chris was on defensive duty to make a goal saving tackle. It's also worth mentioning that all the stand in keepers Brihad, Chris, Riley and Jahan made at least one outstanding save. It was good to see in the final quarter we pinned Pinnstars back in their own goal area with excellent pressing after retreating to the half way line. Full time 5-2.